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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY FALL OPENING Tuesday Sept 12 VOL Press and United Press Paper Consists of Two UN Troops Cut Off Menacing Red Push Says Johnson on Way Out as Secretary Truman Adviser Declares Defense Chief May Resign By ERNEST B VACCARO Washington close ad viser to President Truman said Saturday that Louis Johnson is on his way out as secretary of de fense This administration confidant who declined to be quoted by name said that Johnson may step out before the general election in November This report lacked any official confirmation from the white house or defense department In fact the current feeling in congress is that the president is still sticking by his defense secretary Removal Asked Johnson has been the target of a swelling flood of criticism from congressmen and other sources This reached its bitterest pitch last weekend when Rep Tauriello D N in a 2nd demand for John son to quit said he understood Johnson helped force the late de fense secretary James Forrestal out of office And only Friday the marine corps league adopted a resolution calling for Johnsons removal Mr Truman has vigorously de fended Johnson dn more than 1 occasion However some white house aides said the president has been increasingly concerned over per sisting reports of differences be tween Johnson and Secretary of State Acheson Doesnt Like Criticism One daily confidant of the pres ident said that while Mr Truman will defend to the limit an ap pointee from outside attack he is concerned because of published reports of defense department criticism of the secretary of state Of this you may be sure one white house aide said the presi dent feels that Secretary of State Acheson has borne up in this case with supreme dignity and will re main in the cabinet after Johnson has gone How long Johnson will stay on the job this source said is the only question He added that he may step out sooner than most people realize AP Wircplioto READY TO EVEN U S 25th division machine gun crew stands guard for enemy approach as medics remove a wounded soldier from mountain side near Masan on southern Korean front Truman OKs More Troops for Europe Washington UR President Truman Saturday approved sub stantial increases in American forces to be stationed in western Europe Mr Truman said the extent of the increases and when they will be made will be decided in close coordination with our north At lantic treaty partners He gave no specific details But Mr Truman pointed out in a statement that U S plans would be based on the sincere expec tation that other north Atlantic treaty nations will make similar increases Clinton Starts Campaign to Discount Support for Malik Wirephoto FILES PATERNITY Mrs Doris Furst 25 photog raphers model smiles in crim inal courts building in New York Saturday where she has brought a paternity action against Joseph C Bancroft manufacturer of Jamestown N Y and White Plains N Y Mrs Furst a widow alleges that the 45yearoid Bancroft is the father of her daughter Ingrid born Nov 1 1948 In August 1948 she engaged in what was described as a maternity sit down strike at Bancrofts White Plains home for 11 days leaving the premises only after tele phone electricity and gas had been disconnected Sports Bulletin BOSOX VICTORIOUS Boston Boston Ked Sox Saturday defeated the Phil adelphia Athletics 83 in the open ing game of a doubleheader The As committed 4 charged errors behind the starting and losing Lou Brissie Philadelphia 110 000 10 4 Boston 210 230 10 0 Brissie Coleman 5 and Tip ton Nixon and Rosar Farm Bureau Says Beardsley Invited in Official Capacity Des Moines Iowa Farm Bureau replied Saturday to a claim by democratic state headquarters that Lester Gillette democratic candidate for governor had been slighted by not being invited to speak at the Farm Bureau festival at Ames Nobody was invited to address the festival a Farm Bureau spokesman said Gillette Soys Meat Packers Boosted Prices SAME Black fU dektk la iMt Washington Guy M Gillette DIowa Friday ac cused big packers of raising bee prices sharply after the Korear war started although their cattle costs remained about unchanged Spokesmen for the packers re torted that they have little con trol over the prices charged in the butcher shops They said that up to the housewife who does the buying One packer said his industry ha to meet the market and get thj price at which people will buy1 Gillette chairman of a senate agriculture subcommittee which is investigating meat price rises told officials of Swift Co and Armour Co that it is quite apparent that you people did raise prices very materially during the few weeks after Korea Gillette said Swifts beef prices went up 6 to 8 cents a pound while beef on the hoof stayed steady at 30 cents a pound Sub committee Counsel Paul E Had lick said Swift raised loin pork prices 18 cents a pound during the first 2 weeks of the war while hog prices went up only 46 cents T R St John assistant man ager of Armours beef lamb and veal division said Armours beef business has lost money in 8 out of the last 10 fiscal years and in the first 9 months of this fiscal year He said Armour has conducted its beef business at no profit over the years and its total business at a very modest profit Paul C Smith vicepresident of Swift said meat supplies should go up and prices down this fall unless the public turns up with a lot more money to spend lorn Ready for Frost at an Early Date Ames Despite the ab normally cool summer most of owas corn will be ready for frost f Septembers weather behaves in normal fashion Thats the word Saturday from I H Shaw climatologist at Iowa State college Shaw says the average corn in Iowa should be matured by the end of September Average frost dates start out on Oct 1 in north western Iowa but are as late as Oct 9 in the southern part of the state Since weather bureau record ings taken at a level of 5 feet above the ground frosts in low spots may not be recorded and wouldnt be figured in the average frost date Shaw set average maturity dates for corn this year from Sept 23 in southern Iowa to Sep 27 in the north central section of the state He adds 50 days to the period when reports indicated 75 per cent of the corn was in silk to deter mine the maturity date Experi ments the last 3 years indicate it takes that long for corn to reach maturity This period between silking and maturity is the same for early or late varieties Shaw says Shaw refers to maturity as the time when corn has its maximum dry the time when it can be safely cribbed The period of 75 per cent silk ing in corn through the state was gathered by the U S weather bureau and Iowa department of agriculture About 300 fields were sampled An average of the last 23 years shows that the date of maturity in different sections of Iowa ranges from September 18 to 20 In other words Iowa corn is only about 68 days later than average this year Shaw points out Clinton Clinton Her ald Saturday launched a cam paign of letterwriting in an ef fort to offset claims by Jakob Malik red delegate to the Unitec Nations that he has received 20 000 communications protesting UIv bombings in North Korea A form letter addressed to War ren Austin U S delegate being carried today under an 8 column streamer with the sug gestion that all readers sign it anc mail without delay The streamer read If yoi think we should continue to drop bombs not powder puffs 01 North Koreans then readthis Clinton readers also were urgec to pass the along to friend in other cities in an effort to snowball the local movement into a national project In an accompanying article the Herald said Imagine the effect Austin could create by dumping a few million letters supporting him in a pile on the floor of the United Nations conference room and then inviting Malik to put his alleged 20000 letters alongside hem Austin could take pride in pointing out that the letters he eceived were written voluntarily and not by individuals who had nachine guns trained on them ould Malik do likewise without blushing We doubt it The form letter set up so it can be easily clipped and mailed states that the writer is in com plete accord with Austins efforts an behalf of world if it means dropping bombs in in effect claims that Russian aggression is a menace to freedomloving people who pay respect to God in their own fash ion Je Says Real Peace Is Not Near in Korea Chicago Lie said Friday night that a permanent peaceful solution for Korea is not ikcly while critical tension pro vails between east and west The secretarygeneral of the United Nations told a joint mcet of several local organizations that the problem must be solved ns part of a general eastwest settle ment of many issues But he said this must be long range aim after UN forces hnve defeated the communists in Korea and restored peace there First Lie said the world must learn that armed aggression does not pay He blamed North Korea for the hostilities and stressed the importance of the UN fighting that war to a finish He told his audience of about 3000 at the Stevens hotel that other UN nations will support the American fighting forces in Ko rea with a total of from 30000 to 50000 men He based the figures he said on offers made through his office But he told a news con ference earlier hat the help is still weeks or months away Lie said the victory will require increased military aid by the other members of the United Na tions find he called upon them for it For the South Korean de fense he said the world owes American military forces and Gen Douglas MacArthur a mounting debt of gratitude Te have let the North Korean aggression go unchallenged he added would have been disastrous for the UN and for world peace Lie said the aim of the UN in the conflict must be a united and independent Korea in which all the people of Korea are able free ly to elect a government of their own choosing A permanent solution in Korea will require more than the freely given consent of the Korean people It will be necessary for Korea to have Rood and peaceful relations with China and the Soviet Union as well as with Japan and the rest of the powers in the Pacific area 6 Highway Deaths Raise State Total By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six persons died as a result of traffic accidents in Iowa late Fri day and Saturday to raise the states death toll for the year to 388 Clinton county recorded its 2nd fatality within 24 hours in a car truck collision on a county road 5 miles north of Calamus The dead are Sidney Boylan 63 farmer near Lost Nation Raymond J Cranin 49 of Cal lender Mrs Marjorie Snyder 20 of Perry Mrs M E Hilleman 65 and her sisterinlaw Mrs William Hille man 63 both of State Center Mrs Gerritt Koster of Orange City Boylan was killed Saturday when his car and a truck col lided Two others escaped injury Mrs Snyder was fatally injured late Friday night when she fell out of an automobile as it was rounding a curve near Jefferson Iowa Cronin died Saturday of in juries suffered in a collision near Cowrie Aug 31 in which the driver Ernanuel Mortenscn 57 of Gowrie was killed Ford Motors Grants Salary Increases By UNITED PRESS The wave of wage increases in the automobile industry spread Friday to 35000 additional work ers The Ford Motor company grant ed salary boosts to 30000 em ployes not covered by a union con tract and Chrysler of Canada agreed to pay some 5000 workers an additional 8 to 11 cents an hour The Ford increases went to al employes not covered by the con tract signed Monday with the C I O United Auto Workers who represent 110000 hourlyratec workers Paychecks will be boosted quarterly in accordance with the cos of living and the first pay ment will be an estimated foi September October and Novem ber AP Wirephoto ALLIES GAIN IN YONGCHON AREA South Korean units battling to keep open the YongchonKyongju road A pushed North Koreans back 2 miles southeast of Yongchon Another allied force pushed northwest and west of Kyongju However the reds forced a 1000yard withdrawal in the Angang area to the northeast An en emy attack north of Taegu B was reported contained In the southwest C reds and Yanks were engaged in seesaw fighting for Battle Mountain west of Haman GIs were driven off the ridge Friday A high ridge northwest of Yongsan was lost and recaptured by U S 25th division AP Wircpholo VEEP AUTOGRAPHS CAST OF KOREAN Vice President Alben Barkley right autographs a cast on the arm of Cpl Emery Patton Lima Ohio at a meeting of the executive club in Chicago at which the vice president and Korean wounded veterans were guests Others left to Pfc Nicholas Arch bold Cincinnati Pvt Joseph Vallier Engadine Mich a n d Pvt Thomas McDowell Cleveland Doubt Claim of Early War With Russia By JOHN A GOLDSMITH Washington leaders and top government of ficials were wondering Saturday what wellinformed people told 3ov Thomas E Dewey that war vith Russia will come this month Like said he did not believe his liable capitol sources could find no indications in official govern ment or diplomatic quarters that war with Russia is an immediate likelihood Deweys flat statement that war with Russia is coming eventual ly provoked an equal amount of speculation It seemed to reflect a change in attitude for the New York governor who has repeated ly said he hopes allout war can be avoided Counter to State His statement implying an in evitable war with the soviet ran directly counter to the attitude of the state department It differed sharply from the best analysis of the world situation available in diplomatic circles Secretary of State Dean Ache son has said in the strongest terms that war is not inevitable Like President Truman Acheson is known to be violently opposed to the idea of a preventive war1 with Russia He immediately quashed the idea when it was ad vanced by Navy Secretary Fran cis P Matthews The president said only last week that he hopes the present Korean war will not expand into a general war He also attacked the concept of a preventive war and Said the United States is dead against it Dewey made the remarks at a Chamber of Commerce farm din ner in Syracuse N Y Friday night He prefaced his by saying that he has been askeci by many persons when a 3rd World war would break out War Eventually A number of well informed people tell me that it will come this month however I don1 believe it Dewey said But it is coming eventually he added The New York governor twice defeated as GOP candidate for president said the conviction had a lot to do with his last minute decision to run again for gov ernor The state department refused to comment on Deweys statement White House Press Secretary Charles G Ross also declined comment A state department spokesman said however that he had nol heard of Dewey discussing for eign policy with anyone Parnell Thomas Is Paroled by Government Washington federal parole board Saturday granted a parole to former Rep J Parnell Thomas RN J who has been serving a term in Danbury Conn jederal prison on payroll padding and salary kickback charges The parole is effective imme diately A justice department spokesman said Thomas is free to leave prison whenever arrangements can be made between the prison warden andThomas family Thomas began serving a 6 to 18 months prison term last Dec 9 The parole board had refused on July 24 to grant Thomas a parole but reconsidered the case and de cided Saturday to parole the for mer chairman of the house un Ameiican activities committee Thomas was fined 310000 and sentenced to 6 to 18 months in prison after being convicted on padding his payroll and taking salary kickbacks from his office staff while he was a member of congress His sentence would have run through June 8 1951 FAMOUS HOTEL BURNS Biff Moose N Y Glenmore hotel on Big Moose lake famed as the setting of Theodore Dreisers novel An American Tragedy was burned to the ground early Saturday ORDERS ANIMALS MUZZLED Ceiitcrville John R Davison has ordered that all do mestic animals must be muzzled because of a recent outbreak of rabies here The mayors proc lamation said any dog or cat found running at large within 24 hours after the proclamation may be lawfully killed by any person whatever Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with little change in temperature through Sunday Low Satur day night 55 high Sunday 82 Iowa High 75 to 80 considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday Not much change in temperature L o w Saturday night 45 to 50 north 52 to 58 in south High Sunday 79 to 85 except 75 to 80 in extreme northwest Southeast winds 15 to 20 MPH Sunday shifting to northerly Sunday in extreme northwest portion Further out look A few widely scattered showers Sunday night and near the Mississippi river Monday Cooler Monday Tuesday partly cloudy and rather cool Minnesota Mostly cloudy occa sional rain north portion Sat urday night and over most of north and central portion Sun day Cooler north Sunday Low Saturday night 4753 north 52 57 south High Sunday 5865 north 7075 south portion IN MASON CITY GlobcGneUe weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 77 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 57 YEAR AGO Maximum l 72 Minimum 42 UN Troops Lose Ground in Southwest Americans South Koreans Link Forces After 5Mile Gap By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo troops snapped shut a dangerous red gap in the northeastern end of the Korean warfront Sat urday but lost a foothold at the other end of the 120rnile battleline American and South Ko rean troops linked forces east of Taegu to close a threaten ing 5mile opening in the line between Yongchon and Ky ongju U N doughfoots slogging through mud had U S aerial support for the 1st time in 36 hours as skies cleared Battle Mountain most bit terly contested hill in the Ko rean battle zone fell again to an attacking force of North Koreans on the southwest front It was the 12th time in 16 days the mountain had changed hands The fighting was severe at tie Mountain 2 miles from burnedout Haman on the south western approach to Pusan port North Korean losses in once again scaling the bald mountain were heavy But their greatest losses the day occurred in fighting swirl ing near Battle Mountain Kill 1500 The U S 25th infantry division killed 1500 reds there That boosted communist losses on the southwestern front for the week to well above 15000 men a di vision and a half and raised offi cial estimates of red losses on all fronts to 27000 troops in 8 about 18 per cent of their 150000 force Three thousand counterattacking North Koreans recaptured the bald mountain which dominates ap proaches to Masan port oh the ex treme southern Korea coast AP Correspondent Stan Swinton said the reds drove outnumbered Americans off the peak in a thun derous assault and held it Satur day night The North Koreans took Battle Mountain in a down thrust lost it later in the day then came back with a successful punch despite an American artillery barrage of 7000 rounds and strikes by U S planes Rain and thickly packed clouds which covered the Korean battle fronts Saturday morning dissolved later in the day and allied air craft went back into action after a 36 hour lull Close Support AP Correspondent Leif Erick son reported 140 close support plane flights were made most of them on the vital northeastern front between Yongchon and Kyongju Some planes lashed at red posi tions in the Naktong river bridge head west of Yongsan 25 miles north of Battle Mountain At least 1 band of communists broke from ridge positions opposite the U S 2nd divisionss center and fled to ward the Naktong AP Corre spondent Don Huth reported from that sector AP Correspondent Jack Mac Beth reported from the Yongchon front that allied forces welded their once broken lines late Sat urday at the end of a 3 day as sault Three thousand South Koreans mere rammed out gains of more than 2 miles southeast of Yong chcn to link with American and other republican troops punching westward from Kyongju which is 18 miles southwest of the redheld east coast port of Pohang The junction inthe mud of rain lashed battlefields knit together a 5mile breach in the defensive wall that communist tank columns had smashed out in a break through earlier in the week Yongchon gateway to Taegu 20 miles to the west was recaptured Friday from tankheld reds who held it briefly Reds Claim Yongchon The North Korean radio has claimed Yongchon for 2 days Sealing the line helped reduce the threat to Tacgu from this battle flank behind which 50000 communist troops were trying frantically to biuld up power for a now thrust The 2nd gateway toTaegu from the north was held solidly throughout the day U S 1st cav alry troops beat back red attacks against their dominating ridge positions 7 miles north of Taegu the main base of the Korean cen tral warfront   

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